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Old 21 July 2014, 15:22   #1
Country: Other
Town: Caribbean
Boat name: Rib
Make: Avon
Length: under 3m
Engine: 2.5 Tahatsu outboard
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 106
Price of a 13 1/4 x 17x K propellor

Damaged* a blade on my 85hp outboard 3 blade aluminium prop:

USA List Price:$152.30, our price: US$132.60
Would have to add freight and also pay 53% Import Duty on CIF.

St.Maarten Yamaha US$171.20 (one left)
Would have to add freight and also pay 53% Import Duty on CIF.

St.Kitts Yamaha none in stock. THEY phoned back about 2 hours later. Have one left.
Immediately jumped into car and bought it (53% Import Duty on CIF included in price) 15 minutes later for US$183.91.

So what price are they around your neighbourhood?

* #1 son wanted to drive boat away from jetty.
One minute later a 2" x 3" chip in bow gelcoat and one blade on prop bent 45 about 1" from tip (apologies for imperial measurements, but we still use them here).
The engine shudder with the bent tip was incredible!!!!!!!!
Which is how we found out about the bent tip.
Today I am happy and sad. Sad about the damage - it can be fixed.
Happy my son got some experience.
Sometimes if you don't make mistakes you never learn.
It is of course better to learn from the mistakes of others rather than try and make them all yourself.
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